The first all-women mosque of Lucknow will now be powered 100% by solar energy. The decision has been taken to improve the air quality in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.
The founder president of the All-India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, Shaista Ambar, said after making the announcement that they plan to install solar panels in the building to help in the reduction of the usage of highly pollutant coal and other petroleum products, which are used to generate electricity.
God has given us the Sun. We want to send across a message that we should protect and utilise God’s gifts: Shaista Ambar, AIMWPLB pic.twitter.com/Zd2i8dj1j3
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“In the last several years, Lucknow has been witnessing an increasingly degrading quality of air. Poor air quality is often caused by burning of coal, vehicular emissions, industrial activity and so on. While vehicular emission, industrial activities and crop burning are issues that need government intervention, reducing dependence on electricity is something that all of us can do something about,” Ambar added.
Shaista Ambar founded the Board and the mosque 20 years ago to address the issues of Muslim women, like triple talaq, girl education and much more as well as to counter the patriarchal norms of other Muslim law boards of the country.
This effort by the all-women Lucknow mosque may seem tiny but is ‘huge’ in its intention!